Jennifer Aniston cut her hair! This is big news. I guess. I’ve actually been wondering why there has been little to no Aniston news the past few weeks, and as it turns out, it’s because she’s recovering from a bad “Brazilian” and she had to cut off most of her hair. You can see the exclusive photos here and here – it looks like her hair is now just a choppy bob, and I don’t know if her hair is wet or greasy in those pics, but it looks awful. Aniston confirmed the “Brazilian” disaster when she spoke to Elle UK recently:
On Friday night ELLE exclusively chatted with Jennifer Aniston, she of the we-want-it hair and former owner of the now infamous Rachel haircut. When putting to her the question of whether she would consider cutting her hair for a role she revealed that she has just gone for the chop.
‘Funny you say that. I actually just cut all my hair off two days ago,’ the star told ELLEuk.com exclusively. The haircut is so new, freshly cut last Wednesday, that the actress is yet to step out with her newly cropped hair.
So why the change? ‘It wasn’t for a role. My hair went through a phase – I did this thing called a Brazilian and my hair did not react really well to it. It’s about 2-inches above my shoulders now,’ Aniston revealed.
It’s not the worst timing for the star to feel compelled to cut her hair, this season mid-length hair, or as ELLE called it in our AW13 trend report ‘The Rebel Cut’, is every where. In fact, numerous members of team ELLE including our editor-in-chief Lorraine, fashion features director Rebecca Lowthorpe and news editor Leisa Barnett have all gone for the chop (and we’re not exaggerating when we say there are too many ELLE staffers to list them all here).
But not one to follow trends, the actress isn’t too sure about her new shorter haircut.
‘The minute I cut my hair I want it back. Always. It’s a guarantee. I’m trying really hard to love this one,’ she said.
It’s not the first time the star has sported a bob; her hairdresser and longtime friend Chris Macmillan (who also cut off Miley Cyrus’s hair) tends to crop Aniston’s hair every few years to keep it looking healthy.
I had no idea what this “Brazilian” treatment was until I read this story at The Daily Mail – apparently, it’s like a hardcore chemical straightening process using “formaldehyde and keratin” to keep your hair straight for three months. You know what’s funny about this? SO MUCH. For one, I think many women would love to have Jennifer’s naturally curly Greek hair, but she’s spent most of her adult life trying to look like Gwyneth Paltrow, complete with straight, flat-ironed, damaged-looking blonde hair.
This is also amusing because Jennifer has been shilling her MIT-produced haircare line Living Proof as the “answer” to all of your hair needs. What’s that, Aniston? The Living Proof haircare line is insufficient for your needs so you had to go in for a sketchy and controversial chemical treatment? Well, I’ll be damned. Jennifer Aniston’s hair is MADE OF LIES.
Here are some photos from the last time Aniston had shorter hair, in early 2011:
Photos courtesy of WENN.
Don’t like her much, what a dummy for trying the Brazlilan. The chemicals are horrible for your hair. I actually like Prime from the Living Proof haircare line. It makes your hair soft and hold your style if you just blowdry.
That Brazillian sounds alot like the straightaining chemicals that are used on black hair. Its tragic really. It is very telling how few celebs black or white, rock their natural curls. I realise that curls are harder to maintain than natural straight hair. BUT constant straightaining is labour intensive not to mention expensive, so it provides zero advantage over a natural look. I just dont get it.
Yeah, Brazilian Blowout treatments have formaldehyde, the chemical used for embalming.
Tamara Mellon, ex- owner of Jimmy Choo, has talked about having her hair straightened with this method for years. i’ve always thought it sounded like relaxers.
It’s harsh, but not an awful treatment. And Formaldehyde? I thought new regulations removed that from the treatment or at least heavily reduced it quantity. I have had this treatment before. My hair looked amazing!
Formaldehyde is classified as a carcinogen now so this is doubly disgusting
It sounds like it was a keratin treatment. I get that done and it’s been great for my hair. It doesn’t have formaldehyde in it either. I wonder what went wrong when they did her hair?
I think Brazilian straightening treatments were actually banned in Canada a few years ago because they are so harsh on hair. I have several very close friends who are hair stylists and they have said to avoid this kind of straightening treatment at all costs.
The problem with this chemical treatment is the danger that it poses to the hair stylists. It’s one thing to have this treatment every few months, but to be a stylist, and work with these toxic chemicals every day is really dangerous.
@littlestar – yes, it has been banned in Canada.
yes this. Formaldehyde is EXTREMELY toxic and can cause cancer among other things. Even some of the “formaldehyde-free” brazilian treatments were found to contain as much as 3% formaldehyde, which is at a very dangerous level.
They are not so bad if the hairstyler knows the exact % of formaldehyde that can be used in your hair. In fact, for some types of hair, it can work wonders! I’ve been doing it for almost 10 years now and my hair looks more beautiful (and healthy!) than ever.
Gabriella you’re right, they’re not dangerous, you just have to limit how many you do a day and keep the shop very well ventilated. I’d bet her stylist used too much and the keratin coating was too thick, causing her hair to break off. They’re tricky, you have to go to classes and get training to even be able to do them
I have been getting them for years, too. Suddenly this summer I screwed it all up by getting highlights right before the keratin treatment. Now I have tons of breakage. I’m close to cutting it all off.
It may not be bad for the client, but the constant exposure of the stylist to the formaldehyde is terrible. It’s not only a carcinogen, but hasn’t formaldehyde exposure also been linked to miscarriages?
Formaldehyde is a carcinogen. Even embalmers don’t use it any more. It’s one of the worst things you can use. DO NOT EVER USE FORMALDEHYDE.
I had this done a few years ago. It was AMAZING. My hair (normally wavy and frizzy, esp. around my face) would normally would take 45 to blow dry. It took only 10-15 max. to dry after the procedure. I could even let it air dry and NO FRIZZ…UNHEARD OF for me! Lol
While getting it done, I had to sit with my face in a towel to not breathe in the fumes (even sitting next to an open window; my stylist had on a mask), and I had to sleep in a sitting up position for 3 days ( so as not to put and kinks in my hair during the “setting” time), not to wash my hair for those three days (your hair feels like you swam in the ocean and didn’t wash it out (though I was told it *looked* great lol. Just felt gross).
The morning after having it done, even though I slept with the windows over my head open and two fans, I woke up coughing and had such an asthma attack I seriously thought I might have to go to the ER.
But, boy, for about four months my hair was phenomenal! Lol
I did try the Keratin Brazillian, but w/out the formaldehyde, it did nothing for my hair. Kind of made me feel like Cinderella at the stroke of midnight…sigh… 🙂 Never did it again after reading up on the formaldehyde.
Funny though, I also just cut my hair short to get a fresh start. Must be something in the air 🙂
Alright. I have to chime in here.
I am a hairstylist, certified in doing Brazilian Blowouts.
First off- a Brazilian Blowout is not a Keratin treatment. It is a very specific kind of smoothing treatment using amino acids. There is absolutely no keratin in it. You cannot lump all smoothing treatments into the category of Brazilian Blowout, because it is a very specific, branded service. If you had to sit with your face in a towel and not wash your hair for three days, you did not receive a Brazilian Blowout. Period. There is no turnaround on a BB- you can wash your hair as you normally would and when done properly there is very little odor. It has a very pleasant smell to it.
Second- The amount of formaldehyde in the Brazilian Blowout is negligible. It also doesn’t sit in your hair, so your exposure to what little IS in there is minimal.
Third- The treatment itself did not fry her hair. It’s impossible for that to happen. IF in fact her hair ended up fried, it was her stylist’s fault. Operator error.
Just had to clear some things up. A lot of us hairstylists base their livelihood on doing BB’s and this is really bad publicity. The product itself is being blamed for things that it’s simply not responsible for.
Hair, hair, hair, hair here we go again… Urgh
But really, now… what else is there to her but hair? Her hair is all she is.
Seriously? Wow! She is a human being, just like you… How sad, and oh so shallow of you!! Have you ever met her? Had a conversation with her?
Really Janet! What else is there to you but your rude comments to someone you don’t even know! Jesus!
I loved it when she was on Friends and had that short bob. I thought it was adorable. This one looks like a child did it. I think she needs to go back to the hair stylist and straighten that out.
I loved the short ‘do on Friends, too. This looks similar and I’m guessing if she took a bit of time to style it, it would look similarly cute. That’s the problem with this length/style of hair — it seems to need more styling than longer or shorter hair. I’m like her in that once I cut it, I almost immediately regret it. Which is why I’ve barely cut mine in the past 10 years or so. 🙂
Me too – I just got mine cut, a little bit longer than hers, and I instantly regretted it. It does require more styling than longer hair, and takes some getting used to.
I liked her shorter Friends cut too. It’s good to change it up now and then I think. I have a friend who’s had the same super long hair her whole life, I don’t know how she hasn’t just cut it off at least once to see how that is.
I loved it too! She looked really cute!
ps: Why she wold do a treatment that is so harsh in a hair that is not super curled?! Weird…
My friend who just graduated from cosmetology school has been recommending the process for all hair types, saying that it’s not just for straightening, that it’s great for making any hair type more smooth and manageable. I’m still not buying it.
@Esmom: the newest treatments: yes! But some people are highly sensitive, even for the new ones. One time, I was getting a haircut and another hair stylist in the salon was performing the technique on someone else and I could barely breath and my eyes were watering.
But, then again, since JA is full of BS, she may be lying about that. Her hair probably got very weak due to the extensions she used for sooooooo long.
Esmom – good! Don’t fall for it! My hairstylist friends have told me many times to avoid this treatment at all costs. It may work perfectly the first time, but I’ve heard too many horror stories of people trying it for their second or third time and end up leaving the salon with less hair!!!
I have naturally wavy hair, and sure it can be annoying. But I’d rather take the time to give myself a nice blowout and then use a straightening iron if I feel I need it.
I always loved that haircut too! Every now and then I’ll catch an episode with her shorter hair and wish I could pull off a bob like that. She looked really great.
I loved the Friends bob too. I think that this one is just not styled yet. I think it’s really cute and refreshing.
I know this goes against popular opinion, but I think she’s got bad hair regardless. It’s never looked pretty to me.
Yes! thank you! this hair is nothing special, it even steps on the ugly fine-no-shine-no-body side!
Agreed! Never really understood the hype. It never looked natural, always looked like it took A LOT to get it to look the right amount of shabby chic. Lately it’s been looking fried, and I wish she would go darker for the color.
Also, her new bob reminds me of victoria beckham.
I’m not a fan, at all… I think the photo looks like a drowned rat! I do think when it’s clean and styled, it will be cute. She needed a change! Go Jen!! I -actually like it.
I feel the same. It just looks overprocessed to me. As Kaiser pointed out, she’s just done too much damage to her hair over the years trying to conform to the blonde, straight, limp standard.
I felt like her hair looked fried on the We are the Millers press tour, I’m betting between the constant straightening, coloring, extensions and use of hot styling equipment there was nothing else the hair dresser could do but cut it off.
Her hair was in much better condition in those pics from 2011. She has definitely over processed. What I don’t understand is that she promotes such healthy and clean living, so even with all the crap she puts in her hair, it should have looked healthier.
I can’t hate on her too much though, I had a friend apply my relaxer once… Never again. My hair started breaking off in chunks, and the split ends were so bad that when I got it cut, I had to say goodbye to about 3″ of hair. A multivitamin and a weekly deep conditioner did wonders and now my hair has fully recovered.
Just an FYI, the links need to be cut and paste, not working.
Er, the links are working fine for me?
The link worked fine for me as well; in fact, I was perplexed. The article in the link states: ‘She also told [PopSugar] her motivation: “I was just ready for a change. I was ready for something new, to get it out of my face, so I could have a bit of an easier go at it.” ‘
So…why not just admit the treatment issue then?
Now they are working. At first they didn’t appear as hyperlinks. Please don’t be offended.
Maybe she never really had the treatment & that is just tabloid spin. I believe the part where she just got sick of it & whacked it off. I am at that point with my hair.
@ Cecilia … I don’t know if the “bored” part is true, with conflicting statements being reported that claim to have originated from JA, but I am inclined to believe she needed to remove those awful extensions that she “didn’t” have and hence, a shorter new haircut that of course, is the result of being “bored” or a “treatment disaster” depending on which source you believe.
Are you calling Elle UK tabloid?
I just think she told the truth, and later realised how damaging it is to her Living Proof contract, and immediately backtracked and gave Vogue the statement which glosses over how dumb she’d been.
I get you don’t like her but I don’t think her haircut is bad. I saw it yesterday and think it suits her better.
Now for my traumatizing straightener story… I forget the name of the product, but I have really curly hair and my friend told me to give it a try. So I did, what I did not do was read the label before applying where it states “do not use on bleached hair” so yeah, about 20 mins. in my hair looked like some overly starched ramen noodles. WORST.IDEA.EVER.. it took a while for it to grown out and I’ve let my hair be curly ever since.
I think her hair looks fine too. I don’t get what the problem is, but I never found her hair to be that exciting anyway.
Wow, that is a traumatic hair story–it’s amazing what straightening and bleaching can do to hair. I’ve been lightening mine for the past year or so and it makes my hair so incredibly porous. I have naturally really dark brown hair so lightening it to honey blonde is a 2-part process and it actually SHORTENS the length of my hair. So so bad but I love the color…
The things we do for beauty right? craziness. I’m lucky enough that my hair is a shade (light reddish brown) that can o lighter or darker with one treatment. I don’t know that I’d be able to handle 2. How easy is the root touch up?
I like her outfit/styling in the last photo (all black with gold necklaces).
I agree. Love the outfit & her hair looks great as well.
She’s like Beyonce. They make a statement about cutting their hair and in a nanosecond the extensions are back in.
I bet by the next red carpet her dated dry, flatiron, with full extensions hairstyle will be back.
She cut it because she fried it with chemicals, not because she didn’t like it longer. It’s not so much a statement as simply an oops that she’s dealing with.
I almost got one of those, although it was supposed to be a bit of a gentler version of it but you still couldn’t pull your hair back or even sleep on it wrong for three days afterward because it was still ‘setting’ or something. Glad I passed on it. Those pics of her look so bad – probably the one time I feel for her. You know if the Brazilian turned out great she’d be giving all the credit to her haircare line. Good luck with it now.
A few years ago almost every woman in this Pilates class I went to did this. Kind of a mass midlife crisis thing, even the instructor hopped on board. Not me, as tempting as it was to imagine myself with shiny, straight locks, it just seemed way too expensive and high maintenance for me. And yes that three day window was horrible, although since everyone in the class was doing it, they had each other for support. A couple of the women liked it and looked good but most regretted the uber flat results. I thought the fad had passed…
Brazilians are not only bad for hair but also for the stylists who do them – they get to breathe formaldehyde on a regular basis. Some have developed respiratory problems.
Formaldehyde is so toxic, we don’t use it in embalming decedents anymore.
I had a Brazilian Blow Out (i think that is the company’s official name?) over 4 months ago and it has been AMAZING and is still going strong…but……it made my scalp really itchy for a good 6 weeks…but, it has been amazing for my vanity! My hair has never looked so good or been so manageable. I am a new mom and it has helped me be able to feel and look put together without spending an hour blow drying my hair (not that I would do that much anyway…).
It was itchy because your skin is sensitive to it. Be very careful if you decide to repeat this treatment. It seems that Jennifer is very allergic.
She wasn’t aware by now that the treatment is potentially unsafe? That’s been tossed around for two or three years.
I said this else where…. but it still holds…
What I want to know… did Aniston kill the person who melted her natural hair off… with that Brazilian hair straightener. So if there is a random mention of her ex-hair guy being found in a shallow grave. We all know who did it! 🙂
My sister and i did it once, hated it, it really does leave your hair straight BUT it just is a pain in the ass to find compatible products to extend the results (now you can just get keratin based conditioners in Walmart, same results but temporary!)… Also for some reason we both developed dandruff like things which were like a product build up and since you cant use sulfate (in most shampoos and conditioners) it was a real life shit show….my mom, however is obsessed with that shit, and much like Jennifer, she didn’t need it (she has soft thin aging hair) she is experiencing hair loss both from her age and probably the last time she made me put the Brazilian on her 3 weeks ago, much to my protesting, now she is asking me if she should cut her hair
I have no idea what the new haircut looks like when its styled, but those Popsugar candid shots at the airport are horrific. She knows it too, based on her disgusted facial expression. She’s been wearing extensions for years – I’ll bet most of what was removed wasn’t even her real hair. One of the nice things about growing older is you become more comfortable in your own skin; you learn to accept and like yourself just the way you are. A high-octane treatment to straighten naturally curly hair sounds like something a teen would do, rather than a middle-aged woman who should have by now , IMO, learned to live with, and appreciate, her natural hair.
Well, most of the middle aged women, in Hollywood atleast, are running and towards botox….
And Aniston’s face is her hair….
So let her do whatever she wants, but what irks me is her lies. I dont wear extensions, I wear extensions. I dont blowdry, I blowdry. I use Living Proof anti frizz, no I just use Brazilian blowout. And when she’s called out, somehow the world is a bully.
I m tired of her lies and I never am going to believe or buy what she shills for.
I think hitting middle age has been psychologically devastating for her since her whole persona has been built around looking and dressing like a perky little twenty-something.
This confession will damage her Living Proof contract, for sure.
But on the other hand, I like what I saw in the blurry pictures. I like the asymmetrical length – it looks modern and fresh on her. And I love it that it is NOT. another. pixie.cut. I love the look of pixie, but there seems to be a proliferation of it among celebrities these days.
Now, I wish that Katie Holmes would go back to her chic bob.
Agree on all counts – I like the haircut on her (confession – mine is similar). At least its different. I also agree about Katie Holmes. She looks so plain and drab now, and the bob was much more unique.
But I think that the Brazilian story is untrue. Her hair has looked awful for the past year or so — very thin, very fly away. I think she’s just experiencing regular old aging, but it’s better to have a traumatic hair story than to admit that the hair just isn’t what it used to be!
Good Lord, she’s only in her 40’s….hardly an age when your hair suffers from
Not true at all, Azurea. Many women experience thinning hair in their 40’s, and lots start graying in their 30’s. Gray hair is more fragile and definitely thinner. One in five women have real hair loss – it’s nothing to be ashamed of. I think all of the extensions and fake stuff in Hollywood give people an unrealistic idea of what hair looks like.
Josephine, I haven’t had that experience with gray hair at all. I’m black and my hair is very curly and also very fine. It frizzed up at the first hint of moisture outside and wouldn’t hold any kind of style. Since it turned gray the texture is much coarser, which makes it a lot easier to style and manage, and it hardly frizzes up at all. I absolutely love it.
My grey hairs are much thicker then my other hair, which is what I would call fine hair. Same thing with my husband, his grey hair is much thicker.
Awesome that your gray hair has been a good experience. I actually like mine, too, but from a medical standpoint, gray hair is different because it contains little to no melanin, making it thinner and more fragile than pigmented hair. It also has a thinner cuticle, which is what makes it coarse, but also more readily damaged and dry, dry, dry!! I started graying in my 30s, which is not that uncommon. I just wanted to make a shout out to lots of gals in our 40s who already have thinnning hair. I think lots of people are ashamed, and it is incredibly common.
Brazilians aren’t meant for people with white or asian hair texture but for mixed hair or even black hair. Thats why her hair didn’t take to it.
Her natural hair is NOT straight it’s curly.After she combs her hair I will decide about the haircut.Right now it looks meh.
On another note some of her fans claimed she was MIA because she was on bedrest (pregnancy)
That might’ve been true 20 years ago, but I doubt her hair is even half as curly, and definitely not as healthy as it used to be.
The texture of her natural hair is not curly curly… I would say wavy. Nicole Kidman, on the other hand, had a curly hair. I digressed…
Anyway, the texture of her hair should not had never been through that treatment.
@Kim1, who wrote: “Her natural hair is NOT straight it’s curly.”
Jennifer Aniston hasn’t ‘had’ her natural hair since the early 1990’s.
And if she got a Relaxer (that’s what we Blacks call it) on new growth of her ‘natural’ hair, what we see in those pictures is Jennifer Aniston with a head full of extensions … because any ‘new growth’ would have been close to her scalp.
She’s full of it as usual. Having said that, I like her better with shorter hair.
Totally agree. Her hair looks much better really short. It the pics above, it looks so unhealthy and absolutely horrid!
I was wondering if she was actually pregnant since she hadn’t been seen in nearly a month, but ahh this explains it. She wanted her hair to grow out somewhat before she showed herself in public. Funny how she’s wearing a wig this time for Horrible Bosses 2 whereas she actually dyed her hair for the first film.
Also I love how she basically lied to Vogue about her hair disaster, telling them instead “I just got bored”. Elle, Harpers, and Glamour are her go to magazines so I guess it makes sense she told Elle UK the truth.
Why is she still talking to Vogue though? Both Vogue and Vanity Fair blacklisted her 5+ years back already.
She wore a wig for the first one too. She even talked about wearing a wig during promotion for the movie.
@Sharon, who wrote: “Funny how she’s wearing a wig this time for Horrible Bosses 2 whereas she actually dyed her hair for the first film.”
Jen wore a wig in “Horrible Bosses.”
I don’t like it when she goes super blonde as it kinda looks harsh on her.
Jennifer’s hair is her trademark.
In the last year of photos, her hair has looked very straw-like and damaged. We have not seen her hair look soft or healthy in a long time.
I don’t like the hair cut at all, but at least she is doing something to nurture (FINALLY) her hair back to a good state of health. Asking her to lay off the straighteners, bleach or dye would be asking too much.
I’m not sure if its just not washed in those pics or if she’d been travelling all day? I liked the short bob she had on friends, meh either way she can pull it off.
I just had a baaaaad hair cut at the weekend, I have fine dead straight hair and it really did not come out good at alllllllll. Gonna be a while before I feel feminine again for sure so I have hair envy of pretty much everyone right now hahaha,
Eh, she needed a haircut anyway. I’ve always thought she looks cute in a short bob.
Oh Dear…it looks to me like she has a leave-in-conditioner on her hair & then she got rained on. It doesn’t look good here but I’ll reserve judgment until I see pics where it is washed & styled properly. It appears she is just out running errands & didn’t bother to fix up — which is unlike her.
I don’t know why she has always gotten so much attention for great hair. It is overly processed, odd colors and full of extensions as she admitted to using them.
I have never thought she had nice, healthy hair.
Who hasn’t had a hair disaster? I can, for the first time in my life, relate to Jennifer Aniston.
And I think the longer bob was her most flattering cut.
Yes, but I bet yours didn’t keep you holed up in the house for a month. You put on a hat, or pulled it up in a ponytail, and got on with your life. This woman’s life resolves around the most superficial concerns. Remember when she said she cried because she found a wrinkle? By age 44, a woman should have more to offer than her looks – life experience, humor, wisdom. Knock their socks off with those, and no one will care about your hair.
You are really invested in Anniston. You even know her life story, whereabouts, insecurities, habits etc. Pray tell are you her shrink?
@Linda: Epiphany is quite right, though. By 40 a woman needs brains, wit, humor, experience and talent to fall back on, because she won’t make it on her looks much longer, if indeed she’s still trying to.
@linda – er, no, I’m not her shrink; the beginning of the article, and several posts previous to mine, mention that she’s been MIA for a month, very unlike her. While there was speculation she might actually be pregnant, it’s clear she was hiding her hair until it had a chance to relax/grow out. Aniston herself said she cried when she found a wrinkle. Look through the CB archives, and you should be able to find it.
YOU seem quite invested in defending a woman who doesn’t even know you exist.
totally agree. Aniston has nothing about her personality or talent to recommend her. Her best performance to date has been dragging out the “poor Jen” saga for upteen years now. I’m in my early 40’s and she’s no role model for me.
PS – Aniston/Huvane have gone back to “hairstyle Jen”. There’s just nothing interesting to say about this woman
I like her hair like that. Her hair was starting to look stringy and very unhealthy so this will be good for it. I think she looks great. I just wish she would make a good movie once in awhile.
I really liked her hair shorter. 🙂
I doubt Brazilians are that controversial in Hollywood. In fact they’re not that controversial in the cosmetology world. I had one done after my hair was severely damaged from bleaching and it actually drastically improved the health of my hair. It sucks hers was done incorrectly and lead to that severe of damage.
It’s just hair. I shave my head every week to about a couple millimeters in length and guess what?!?! It grows back everytime!! What an unnatural occurrence (SARCASM)!
Not everyone wants that butch look!
“butch look”? Oh here we go, more immaturity and homophobia. The low class racist/homophobic narrowminded bigoted trash Aniston attracts is sad but says a lot about her herself.
@Maggie. “butch” seems a pejorative term to me. As if you are assuming we all think that a woman cannot be feminine unless she has long (and in many cases, fake and unnatural) hair. I’m guessing LAgirl’s hair might look fabulous the way she does it, much like Lupita N’s
Based on those photos, I can honestly say that I’ve seen better haircuts come out of Supercuts.
I actually do not believe for one second that she didn’t know that the treatment could hurt her hair – how did her hair guru not know? Did she cheat on him with another stylist?
But it’s hair – so at least she found one other subject she can talk about.
LOL for reals. Anyone notice that the pix with hands up, she could be a younger Barbra Streisand?
I wanted so badly to reply but just about everything you said had me laughing so hard.
“Based on those photos, I can honestly say that I’ve seen better haircuts come out of Supercuts. ” — Now THAT was priceless.
Where’s Liberty? Girl, where are you?
J: My hair! My precious, precious hair! What’s up, doc?!
Dr: I am sorry, miss, we tried to save it. But formaldehyde kills one in two ironed bleached relaxed glued sun-ravaged baby-oiled extension sets or swingy 90s hair curtains.
J: Oh my god oh my god oh my god! Did you call St. Jude’s?
Dr: …..I’m sorry.
J: They told me this look would stay ever green! Now look at me! All you see is my funny face! What kind of fool was I?
Dr: Yes, but, you need to calm down so we can finish this hair removal. We’re at the critical asymmetrical part. Hold still. Here, we got your fiancé fellow on the phone, maybe he’ll help you relax, talk to him –
J: — well, HELLO, dolly! At last! Yes I’m at the hair doctor! Do you know what happened? This is your fault! If you weren’t out in New York shooting that dumb show no one cares about, none of this would have happened! If I’d gone for a Cabo instead of Brazilian like usual I’d still be the world’s most beautiful person! Why did you let me go for a Brazilian when I texted you? Why didn’t you text me back? Yeah big deal you’re the star – the star of a cable show! I made you! And now look what happened! I will have to have my salads sent in for weeks! You totally ignore me and my hair now! You don’t bring me flowers anymore!
Dr: Okay, okay, that’s enough, why don’t we hang up now –
J: He’s probably laughing at me right now with his dirty pale New York pals! I know him so well!
Dr: Please, let it go, there’s a good girl. Now, unclench your fists, give me the hair, please, I need to send it all out for a hairtopsy —
J: Oh, hair strands, hair strands…..the way the Mexican coastal sunshine lit you up, the way you brushed my handbag strap and rom com contracts, and oh god, the hat time we had! I’ll never forget the way we were!
Lib, you are messed up! ROTFLMBAO!! That was priceless!
LOL!!! You should SO seriously write sitcom scripts! 🙂 This is so freaking funny. 😀
LOL! Liberty strikes again- that was hilarious 🙂
Liberty, Liberty, Liberty,…
You ARE my girl!!!!
Your sharp, timely wit is on point!
You NEVER disappoint, ever. I think this one will land among your top ten.
You see, you can make a joke without cursing, going racial, sexist, or being a pig about it. (see BFF Handler.)
🙂 thank you! (blushes)
Not the least bit funny
The Brazilian treatment is very strong, aside from being pricy and according to a hairstylist friend you have to be certified to do it. The chemicals used in it are quite harsh, and many stylists actually have become sick from breathing in the fumes. I’m always looking for a better way to straighten my naturally wavy hair, but I’ve stayed away from this.
I think it’s the fact that extensions ruin your hair. She had them removed. That’s why (in my opinion) these “celebrities” are going for short hair. It’s because they have to.
I think short hair suits her cos her look has been so boring. That being said, the quality of those pics make her look like Michael Jackson.
@Jade, who wrote: “I think short hair suits her cos her look has been so boring. That being said, the quality of those pics make her look like Michael Jackson. ”
It’s her mouth. It looks like she’s had some more work done around her mouth, or her lips were recently ‘plumped.’ She’s got that weird ‘pout/pursed’ lip thing going on again. And yet, people let her slide on the Botox issue all the time.
*banging head on desk*
I had been living in Rio for a couple of years, back in 2005, and my hairdresser suggested me to have this revolutionary treatment. It was indeed working on some friends of mine. You know, when you are living beach-front your hair look frizzy…
Then I noticed that the girls that were applying the product to their clients were using masks. I decided to keep my frizzy hair.
One year later I heard that they had to withdraw the treatment because it did not have the necessary authorizations and it could be dangerous. However many hairdresser continued to apply it because many clients were so enthusiastic about it that they didn’t bother having something potentially dangerous done to their hair.
I then understood that something similar was re-launched, apparently with the necessary authorizations. But, again, the components are scaring me (formaldehyde?!?!).
In this case, she spent her life eating salads, telling us which water we should drink to be healthy as she is and now she takes formaldeyde baths? Ridiculous.
It looks greasy and messy in those piccs, likely she thinks it looks edgier that way to match her skinny-jean “edgy” bf. Plus she has admitted in the past she doesn’t know how to do her own hair at all But maybe styled it will look better and make her extra-long facec/chin not so apparent. Bobs are cute on the right face. But c’mon, who is she kidding, lately when a celeb ‘”cuts” her hair, it’s not an actual cut, but they go get their extensions removed and pretend i’s a “cut” LOL!! Seriously, she did NOT grow out that bob in 2011 that long and fast in 2 years (she actually had it long within 6 months after I think), especially at her age when hair doesn’t grow so fast. She’ll probably have another hair “growth”, i.e. extensions in the next year and pretend it’s real hair again.
But besides the greasy/messy hair pics, what I noticed most is the PURSED lips, like she is going for the sultry, big-lip look a la Angelina and it shows she had injections as her lips were actually extra-thin. I HATE whens he does that weird pursing!!
I’m confused on popsugar the interview they have with Jen, she said she cut her hair because she wanted a change and likes it but E! Reports that Jen gave an interview with Elle magazine and she said she cut her hair because of a bad blowout and regrets cutting it. I can’t tell if it’s the blogs that are giving two different stories or
Ether way I don’t get why she trying to hide her face when she gave the media a heads up on her new hair style. She obviously wanted the attention so why is she acting like she didn’t.
As for the hair Style it looks ok on her but I never realized how thin her hair really is.
I have straight, funkless hair. I suffered thru bad 80’s perms & would kill to have thick curly hair. Mix it up Jen. Embrace the curl!
Seriously! I have straight hair too, and I’ll never understand why women with waves and curls actually WANT hair like mine. It’s so boring and limp and won’t hold any style. It’s shiny, I guess, but that’s the only good thing.
Add me too… I have fine, straight hair that won’t hold a curl without using an entire can of hairspray. And I actually think she looks better with shorter hair-when you have a long face (I speak from experience) the WORST thing you can do is have long hair with a center part, which is how she always seems to wear her hair!
I never understood why her hair was such a big deal. There was nothing special about it nor was it the best hair in hollywood. It’s like when something is said enough time it gets ingrained in the mind as true. There are so many other people with way better hair.
again why is it necessary to always issue some statement or interview about the most mundane things. She cut her hair. It is just a bit shorter than it was before. nothing new or special. But again it is always the same 3 or 4 topics.
She cut her hair.. STOP THE PRESS.. What will the world do
I had one after my twins were born because I was told it would help my blow dry time. Half my hair (right side) is wavy while the left side is straight. So I have to blow dry! They had to bring fans in to blow the fumes away, and it burned my scalp. The fumes made me tear up! My hair broke and had to be bobbed also now I just do a braid or ponytail on busy days when I can’t flat iron!
A friend does some sort of Aveda treatment with a lot of success, though.
surprised she did not do extensions like most of Hollywood..
she has a hair line now??? never knew that, LOL!
She been wearing extensions for years and years so that’s nothing new to her.
Amazing that her stylist still messed up her hair given that she probably pays the people who do her hair a small fortune. Japanese magic straightening is the way to go if you have naturally curly hair and want to go straight. If the stylist knows what they are doing, of course. I’ve had great results and have spent less than $200 on the treatment.
She probably just took out extensions and doesn’t want to say it. Everyone has extensions, they just pretend they don’t. Her hair was so much fuller and had so much more body when she first came on Friends. She should use extensions to add some body. She just doesn’t have the “great hair” she used to. I don’t either for that matter! Hair really changes as you get older.
her hair got damaged when she went really Blond. She wanted that California beach look and this is what is cost.
I wonder if her stylist did this or if she went somewhere else. he has been doing her hair for years. I doubt he all of a sudden tried this “new thing”.. Besides he is invested in that hair line too; so this is not going to help him or her.. makes him look bad if he did it.. and kind of rats her out if she went somewhere else behind his back. I wonder if the statements that it was not a good move are to appease him (that Chris guy)
I also was wondering if she was still going to Chris McMillan (sp?). He gave her the Rachel. Not sure what he’s doing for her now! Ugh, I can’t believe I know so much about Jennifer Aniston’s hair!
Finally a smart person on this board, ditto! JA have been wearing extensions for years, what we see is her hair without the extensions, she probably was told to lay off wearing extensions for awhile for a personal health reason, invented this silly story.
I have wavy hair and love it as you can use a flat iron to get it straight or go wavy, so many options. I never got what JA hates her wavy hair and didnt just wear it both ways. Never understood why she is praised for that her extra-straight hairdo which did not suit her long chin. I often thought it was women who had bad hair who loved it so much, because most women have better hair than she had. Plus her hair looked damaged and dry. I think if she was really being honest she had her s removed (which I think she had) or her hair was so badly damaged from overprocessing she had no choice but to cut it. But there is no way she did it for a “change”, HAHA, this is a gal who hates change and ate the EXACT SAME SALAD for 10 years(!!) EVERYDAY on Friends!! So I say that is BS.
I’ve had the original Brazilian Blowout and the new Keratin treatments that are available now (not as harsh). I have always been totally happy with the results – super shinny, friz free hair. Those treatments just make life so much easier. I have naturally curly frizzy hair that I have to fight in the humid summers where I live. The treatment reduces drying time or gives me gentle waves when I air dry. I’ve never had any damage due to the treatments and I also color and highlight my hair. The three days with out washing or getting my hair wet (no sweating) is kind of painful, but the results are completely worth it.
I like Jennifer with a bob, but she needs to wash it! It looks really greasy. Ick.
As someone with thick, curly, wavy hair, I can relate. I’ve been flat ironing and blow drying since junior high. People with straight hair want curly. People with curly want straight. Nothing unusual about that.
She should have never even mentioned the Brazilian and just said she wanted a change. It will grow or she can get extensions., if she doesn’t like it. As long as she had to cut it, she should have done something dramatic and just gone for it.
The candid pictures of Aniston from the airport at PopSugar are a hot mess. She looks unattractive in those photos. Chica simply does not well fair well with candid photos.
Damn, can you imagine getting press time just because you cut your dead, split ends? Worse, can you imagine answering the questions so that it turns into a news piece? It’s not like she shaved half of her hair off like Jada Pinkett Smith. I want Kim Kardashian to cut her hair really short and make headlines about it.
Between PopSugar, ELLE UK and Vogue, in comparison they give conflicting stories as to why she cut her hair. But then again , they are her quotes, which are inconsistent. So whatever.
Maybe her Living Proof products can save her hair… as it hasn’t before.
Huvane will see how awful those PopSugar photos are and find a way to put her in an environment where the lighting is controlled, she is warned/told in advance photos may be taken. Soon enough, a NEW PHOTOSHOOT starring her hair will show up.
Stay tuned, … the redemption photo of a fabulous, ground-breaking, out-of -box haircoming for Aniston, using of course, the Living Proof Hair Product Line…
( Get to work, Huvane! Make your money!! )
Living Proof is a great product. I actually like her hair this way. it’s cute!
I have naturally super straight hair, it takes forever to curl and barely keeps a curl for more than a few hours. What I wouldn’t give to have curly, or even wavy hair! Although one advantage is I never need to blow dry. I just comb it and let it air dry, since I have no curls or frizz. But straight hair every day gets boring after a while.
Hi Lucky Charm…check out Miracurl. It is amazing. Perfect curls every time & the curls/waves last for a few days.
Why not use her own Living Proof hair products, or are they about as crappy as the Aveeno “natural” endorsements?
I’ve had three Brazilian Blowouts – about one a year. I have really really curly hair and it’s been a godsend. It used to take me three hours from getting in the shower to flat ironing my hair–and it never was as smooth as it is now, so I mostly wore my hair curly. For the first three months, it takes me 20 min start to finish, and now that its been 9 months, about 45 minutes. I’ve had my hair relaxed many years ago (I’m white) and it was not good. This is different–my hair is much healthier looking and has continued to look healthy even after the effects supposedly wore off. My hair was straight for three months, and after that I can still wear it curly–it’s a smoother curl, something I’ve never had in my life. The BB is a protein infusement. It does have formaldehyde, but it’s passed multiple safety checks. To me, we put chemicals on our heads, skin, nails, face all the time–tons of things we use on our bodies have formaldehyde. The smell to me isn’t any worse than hair color. But that’s my personal preference.
I have heard stories (and had friends) that had botched brazilian blowouts and keratin treatments, but I go to a certified stylist and I’ve never had a problem. Don’t go with a groupon or cheapie deal for this treatment–that would be too much of a risk. Saving $$ up front wouldn’t be worth it to me to risk having a treatment mess up your hair.
PS– I’m not affiliated with brazilian blowout or anything of the sort. I’m just a regular curly haired girl that has gotten the blowout multiple times over the last few years.
Same here- have been getting Brazilian Keratin for the past 4 years and it has made my life so much better. Japanese straightening and relaxing had fried my hair. Brazilian has been SO much gentler on my hair compared to relaxing and I liked the fact that it would wash out with time. I have a number of friends who had treatments done and felt the results didn’t last but they also did not use the sodium-free shampoos afterwards. The treatment used to be stinky and scary smelling but has been improved upon so much in the past years – the products I use now smell pleasant and the conditioners with some of the lines are fab. It CAN be a life-changing hair treatment. And it’s not all about having straight hair, but frizz free hair. Curls are lovely, frizz is not!
Same here! Well, mine isn’t as spectacular but certainly better. I use the Alfapraf Lisse Design which is ok, I’m not sure if it’s the treatment or the one putting it in that is the issue. It certainly helps with the frizz and it will how hold a style.
The big shame is that I can’t use my beloved Milk-Shake curl shampoo and conditioner which is the best.
Out of curiosity, what do you guys use?
I used to use the Brazilian Blowout product line–it’s sulfate free and it REALLY makes the treatment last. I ran out of shampoo though and it costs an arm and a leg… so I use Moroccanoil shampoo. It works just fine. When I wear my hair curly I use all Moroccanoil products. All sulfate free as well. Really love the oil and the curl creme.
They are? Oooh excellent. I only have to wash my hair once a week (maximum) the normal bottles see me through ok- well the conditioner less so as I tend to need a lot of it.
Be still my heart, I thought this day would never come.
Seriously though, didn’t she learn a few years ago, when she said that her extensions were ripping her hair out, not to go messing with stuff like that?
Just looked at the pictures–she looks really pissed off. Her hair doesn’t look THAT bad….it looks a lot better than it usually does for a rc. I still can’t believe that she’ll get all dressed up–make up, shoes, dress–but her hair will look like she spent the time in the limo to comb it out on a two minute ride to the premiere.
My hairdresser tells me my hair is so much healthier than the majority of his clients. It’s because I don’t color my hair. That and hormones when you are older cause your hair to thin. My hair is very thick and wavy so I get why she likes to straighten it and keep the frizz at bay. I know girls who do the brazilian thing and they love it! I dont think that, extensions or coloring are good for your hair.
Jennifer Aniston is without a doubt the most boring woman in Hollywood. She has been in the industry for over 2 decades and the only thing she is known for is her hair, her bed hopping with co stars, being ex-Mrs Pitt, her diet and beauty treatments. No one – not even her fans ever talk about her acting talents. Really pathetic because she is just like the Kadashians – famous for being famous.
Apparently Jennifer has been on a promotional trip for her latest movie life of crime and yet no one has seen any pictures of that – she gets a haircut and bam she is in the news again.
Lastly that haircut is really bad and shows of her masculine features – not a good move by her. She was also caught lying because she told Elle UK that a hair treatment did go bad and she had to cut off because of the results – then she said to Vogue that she was just bored. Finally the world is seeing how big a liar and hypocrite Jennifer is and she is being called out for it.
PS: Jennifer hasnt been seen with her bought fiance Justin for months – have they split up? I wont be surprised if that was the case because Jennifer is a me, myself & I kind of person and those people will not be in any long term relationships unless it benefits them in some way.
You actually devoted four paragraphs to the most boring woman in Hollywood. Hmmmmmm
Well, she needed the 4 paragraphs to explain her reasons. ( Message.)
And every paragraph was on target.
She look so pissed in those pics lol And I don’t ever recall seeing her with curly hair. She does have really nice hair though. (sans this latest thing).
in the movie ‘the good girl’ she had darker hair-her natural brown it looks like, and it was curly/wavy. I thought it looked lovely on her and found her sweetly pretty in that movie. i think she should have stuck with her ‘ethnic look’ that she has tried to get rid of for two decades. at least she should let her hair recover and do its natural thing, even if it take several years to do so.
@Irm, who wrote: “n the movie ‘the good girl’ she had darker hair-her natural brown it looks like, and it was curly/wavy.”
The picture below is from “The Good Girl.” She has blonde hair, some of it is just streaked, but it looked pretty straight to me. The film came out in 2002, so it might have been her admitted ‘extensions’ period.
Rarer than hens teeth, but there are some kicking around – as well as the first season of Friends.
But that is why it used to have so much body when it was blow dried straight. In the 90s I used to have (by accident) all of her haircuts after The Rachel and it would behave the same way after being blow dried straight.
Well, that photo was taken at a very unfortunate moment. For all we know, it might look lovely when styled……or the wedding might be postponed till it grows out….
Jennifer Aniston needs to show that she is more interesting than her hair. I am starting to feel bad for her now.
Did the chemicals go to her brain?
This might explain those botched interviews and embarrassing slurs at presenting awards. Here we thought it was alcohol and it was formaldehyde.
The first picture shows how frizzy and dry her hair is. She really has the most appalling hair in Hollywood.
Curly hair rules!
I believe the Elle quote is new I hope she did a cover for Elle.I hope she didn’t speak to Elle JUST to discuss her HAIR.I hope they discussed other stuff
What a non-story…this is chopped off? Not. She doesn’t have short hair, just hair with a different shape.
Can’t stand her.
This! I wish she’d disappear like her “hair/extensions” did. #overher #hasbeen
Seriously, this is news? B*tch is more boring than exposed brick and on top of that the ego is way too big, and too rich for possessing only low-end mediocre talent, at best. *rolls eyes*
I feel bad for saying it but her face seems to be getting more masculine as she ages..
Doubt she’ll be getting married any time soon because no way will she want this to be the way she looks in her wedding pictures. Maybe next year for the wedding?
Next week’s People Magazine “Jen’s Heartbeak, The “Brazilian” ruins her Wedding Day”
Or maybe the scientists at MIT will come to the rescue with a new hair cure?
I like her hair, it makes her look younger and fresh. She had that same look forever she was seriously do a change.
I have a feeling that if she embraced her brown curls, she’d look much more beautiful especially with those eyes. I have the same opinion about Madonna. She looks so much prettier with her brown curly hair.
Looks younger with shorter hair.
I have the same hair as she does…that big frizzy mess from the first couple episodes of friends. Yeah, everyone says they wish they had thick wavy hair and why does she straighten and blah blah but if you had to deal with this hair every day you would know why! It’s beyond high maintenance-it literally takes me over an hour to blow dry it smooth. And even then my hair isn’t completely dry and it wil frizz up underneath. It’s a nightmare.
That being said I have to defend the products mentioned. I’ve been using the Living Proof No Frizz line for over a year now and it has completely changed my hair. It’s softer it’s smoother I do not get the big poofy frizz anymore. It’s at most a light frizz at the hairline. My stylist has even commented that my hair has improved since I’ve been using it! I can actually let my hair dry overnight now and when I wake up it is perfectly wavy and soft. If they ever take that product off the market I will have I commit harikari.
Thanks for the suggestion about the products – I’m always on the look-out!
It would possibly help if your hairdresser cut it so that it was designed to be worn curly, especially with twist-cutting towards the ends. Then when it’s still damp twist sections all over your head. It will dry nicely then.
I also use one of those granny-like hoods that connects to my (ionic) hairdryer- beats a diffuser hands down.
She looks her age and thats Ok., we all submit to time. do it gracefully and win.
Called it… Years ago…
And more recently:
I use a formaldehyde-free keratin treatment to reduce the frizz. It’s still curly – even more than before – but it does hold a style better.
There is a poll going on in US Weekly where they are comparing Jennifer Lawrence’s new cute cut to Jennifer Aniston’s angled cut. You can vote and weigh in. Right now Jennifer Lawrence is winning a by a landslide, at close to 67%.
Forget the hair! Has no one else not noticed her nose! She’s shaved it again.
The process has improved over the years and some of them do not contain formaldehyde, but my stylist decided not to do them anymore. One of her other stylists continues to do it, but thankfully I’ve never been in the salon when she was doing one.
While I love the idea of smooth, straight hair without a lot of blow-drying, I would never do it. I’d be too afraid of the health effects.
I think her bob will look nice once it’s styled better.
The Keratin Treatment and the Brazilian Blowout Treatment are different. They both have the potential to make your hair look really nice, but the Keratin is safe for your hair and the Brazilian is not. The Brazilian has Aldehyde in it, not Formaldehyde. It has the potential to burn your hair or scalp and I wouldn’t use it long term.. Keratin is safe though and most people I know have had great results. It made my hair all oily, I hated it. I have biracial, super curly hair though, so nothing ever really works for me..
reading this, i’m glad i’m asian and have naturally straight hair. i don’t even brush or comb it. also how saw is it if you call yourself an actress and all people care about is your haircut
Any new hairdo for her for whatever reason is amazing, I think the third photo looks good, However, that is an old photo?
IT WAS ABOUT TIME!!! I like this cut, it looks good on her and I think suits her too. Her hair just isn’t groomed or styled, is all. It’ll look much better with conditioning and whatnot. God, I really hated her hairstyle these last couple/few (?) of years … it just looked too messy and fussy and distracting and whatnot. Too high-maintenance. Blech. So congrats to her.
In that one picture, she looks a little like Barbra Streisand. The other is too blonde.
I’ve always thought she looked best with shorter hair. I recently cut 3-4inches off my hair its about the length of Jennifer’s hair in the 2nd picture. I went in expecting my hair to look somewhat like that style. Instead I got a hack job. The layers are super blunt and not blended at all. I’m going to get it fixed I think.
I wish I could make news just for cutting my hair. This woman is so boring
She’s got naturally curly hair, if she wants it straight, she hasn’t got a lot of choices. Blow dry it out every day which takes a long time and damages your hair, or try/use a procedure that allows you to not blow dry it out every day but that can damage your hair. I’ve got a friend who had this done and was thrilled that it didn’t take an hour every morning to do her hair. I can’t imagine having to spend an hour on my hair every morning, so I can easily see the appeal of trying something like this.
I think it’s also human nature to want what we don’t have. Women with straight hair get perms, women with curly hair use relaxers or have this sort of thing done because they want straight hair. People with brown hair dye it blond, people with blond hair dye it black or red. So…meh, that’s kind of a non-issue, she’s like 99% of the population out there.
Living Proof… I picked up a couple of their products the other day at Sephora but haven’t tried them yet. While at the checkout counter, the lady next to me commented that she loved their products. White blond, obviously highly processed, but her hair was gleaming and looked very healthy to the eye. That kind of continual bleaching will usually turn your hair to straw, so whatever she was using from their line…kudos.
If I were Ms. Aniston and was a co-owner of a hair care line, I’d be using this as an opportunity. I’d be getting my MIT guys to look at the “how to make curly hair straight” issue so they could work on putting out an easy to use, non-damaging product for the line. It would sell like hotcakes. Sometimes disasters are actually opportunities in disguise.
Anyways, hair disasters suck, be they bad cuts or processing gone wrong. Been there with both, as I’m sure most of us have. Only we don’t have cameras following us around to record it for posterity, thank god.
It’s not like it is the first time she cut her hair. Seriously it is the same style she has always had, just shorter.
She will do a Beyonce, she will have it short for a minute then the extensions are coming back.
In about 5 months she’ll have extensions in her hair like the last time she cut it short and regretted it.
She is rather boring. I never thought her hair was all that interesting either!!
I love my naturally curly hair. Wash, hair gel, air dry.